Is peanut butter a dairy product?


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Peanut butter is not classified as a dairy product, but is part of the protein group. Peanut butter does not contain milk or eggs.

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In the United States, peanut butter must be made with 90 percent peanuts. It is often created with salt and natural sweeteners.

The peanuts used in the making of peanut butter are ground first before other ingredients are added. Artificial preservatives and colors cannot be added to peanut butter.

Peanut butter is available in smooth, crunchy and chunky versions. Peanut butter is an excellent source of protein and unsaturated fats.

The United States is one of the largest exporters of peanut butter in the world.

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